LN – Los Pumas – All Blacks, for the Rugby Championship in Australia: a challenge too uphill in the rematch

8.20. First Argentine try!

At 6 minutes into the second stage, Santiago Carreras observes and enables Emiliano Boffelli, who appears surprisingly from the left and scores; Likewise, Boffelli himself converts, with which the Pumas discount and the score is now 29-13.

8.13. The All Blacks hit again: fourth try

Five minutes into the second stage, with time and options, Samisoni Taukei’aho supported in the ingoal by filtering down the right. Later, Barrett fails to convert and the New Zealand team prevails 29-6. The Argentine defense was again overwhelmed.

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8.08. The second half started

The Pumas want to find other ways to complicate the All Blacks and start with a play of several phases, trying to get familiar with the ball. And then, the sequence concludes with a penalty converted into three points by Emiliano Boffelli, by a shot hitting the near post. Now, the game is 24-6 for the locals.

7.57. Australia’s victory over South Africa

Meanwhile, in the first round in Brisbane, the Australian team beat South Africa, the current world champion, by 30 to 17 (partial from 15 to 12) for the fourth date of the Rugby Championship, thus repeating the triumph achieved last week by 28 to 26. The goals of the oceanic were specified with tries by Len Ikitau (2), Marika Koroibete (2) and two penalties and two conversions by Quade Cooper; while the Springbooks scored with a try from Lukhanyo Am and four penalties from Handre Pollard.

7.55. Lack of possession and problems defending

Throughout the first half, the Argentine defense could not withstand the attacks of the All Blacks, who played very comfortable and with enough time to administer the ball at will, a real danger due to their known power. The Pumas could not get the ball in their hands and suffered from start to finish during the first 40 minutes.

Rugby Championship test match between the All Blacks and the Cougars in Brisbane, Australia

7.50. The worst closing of the first half

Before the conclusion of the first stage, the second line Tupou Vaa’i gets the third try from the right sector, after a progress with many phases and in combinations with sheer patience. Then Barrett does not fail to convert as the All Blacks prevail 24-3 just before the break. The match is too uphill for the Pumas, subject to constant pressure. It will be difficult to reverse the trend at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane.

7.47. Eloquent statistics

Throughout the first half, the All Blacks have a ball possession of 66%, in addition to a territorial dominance of 63%. In addition, the locals achieved seven or more phases in four opportunities, against two of the Pumas.

Rugby Championship test match between the All Blacks and the Cougars in Brisbane, Australia

Rugby Championship test match between the All Blacks and the Pumas in Brisbane, Australia (ap /)

7.39. An approach without pressure from the Pumas

The Pumas improved discipline, but they leave all the initiative to the All Blacks, who play calmly and use all the variants to attack from different flanks. The Argentine team lacks aggressiveness to pressure and force the error of the locals.

7.34. The second try of the All Blacks

Another blow comes for the Pumas: after the scrum, the All Blacks quickly detach themselves from the formation and TJ Perenara gets the second try of the match; then a perfect kick from Barrett completes the seven-point action and the hosts stretch the lead to 17-3. The scenario for Mario Ledesma’s team is complicated.

Rugby Championship test match between the All Blacks and the Cougars in Brisbane, Australia

7.29. Continuous pressure from locals

At 22 minutes into the first half, a try scored by Rieko Ioane, in a match with an attendance of 38,200 spectators, was canceled. The score remains 10-3 in favor of the New Zealanders.

7.20. Barrett stretches the scoreboard

Barrett’s kick again extended the score to 10-3 at 13 minutes. The All Blacks manages the times of the meeting.

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7.15. Discount Argentina

Emiliano Boffelli manages to discount at 7 minutes through a penalty and the score is 7-3 for the All Blacks.

7.14. The All Blacks take advantage

First try for the All Blacks scored by Patrick Tuipulotu, 5 minutes into the game. There was a distraction from the Argentine team. Then Jordie Barrett converts for the locals to go 7-0.

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7.08. Domain of the premises

In the first sequence of the game, the dominance of the All Blacks is evident, a beginning similar to the previous game due to the blow that Matera received.

7.05. Start of the match

The kick-off is executed by Damian McKenzie and the ball flies through the Brisbane air: the nerves pass and it is time to play. A very difficult but very exciting game opens for the Pumas.

Rugby, The Cougars Vs All Blacks

Rugby, The Cougars Vs All Blacks (catch /)

7. Argentine anthem and haka

In the Suncorp stadium the Argentinean and New Zealand national songs sound. As always, the Pumas are moved by the piece of music that identifies their country. And then the most famous dance in the sporting world: the intense Maori war choreography performed by the men in black, amplified in their voices by the stadium speakers.

Rugby, The Cougars Vs All Blacks

Rugby, The Cougars Vs All Blacks (catch /)

6.55. On the eve of the Pumas vs. All blacks

Very good day. We are going to share the coverage of Argentina vs. New Zealand in Brisbane, for the 4th round of the Rugby Championship. Last Sunday the same selected teams met and the oceanic thrashed 39-0 in Gold Coast, also Australia. This time, the set designed by Mario Ledesma presents six modifications in the starting lineup: Emiliano Boffelli by Bautista Delguy, Lucio Cinti by Matías Moroni, Santiago Chocobares by Jerónimo De la Fuente, Santiago Carreras by Nicolás Sánchez, Juan Martín González by Rodrigo Bruni and Tomás Lavanini by Guido Petti Pagadizábal.


  • Argentina: Juan Cruz Mallía; Santiago Cordero, Lucio Cinti, Santiago Chocobares and Emiliano Boffelli; Santiago Carreras and Gonzalo Bertranou; Marcos Kremer; Pablo Matera and Juan Martín González; Tomás Lavanini and Matías Alemanno; Santiago Medrano, Julián Montoya (captain) and Facundo Gigena.
  • Coach: Mario Ledesma.
  • Substitutes: Matías Moroni, Domingo Miotti, Gonzalo García, Tomás Lezana, Guido Petti Pagadizábal, Enrique Pieretto, Carlos Muzzio and Santiago Socino.
  • New Zealand: Jordie Barrett; Will Jordan, Rieko Ioane, Quintin Tupaea and George Bridge; Damian McKenzie and TJ Perenara; Ardie Savea (captain), Hoskins Sotutu and Ethan Blackadder; Tupou Vaa’i and Patrick Tuipulotu; Tyrel Lomax, Samisoni Taukei’aho, and Joe Moody.
  • Coach: Ian Foster.
  • Substitutes: Braydon Ennor, Beauden Barrett, Finlay Christie, Luke Jacobson, Scott Barrett, Ofa Tu’ungafasi, George Bower and Codie Taylor.
  • Referee: Jaco Peyper (South Africa).
  • Stadium: Suncorp, from Milton, Australia.

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